There has been so much talk lately about Richard Armitage as Batman. I am happy that he is being considered for such a popular role, I am hoping he doesn’t get it. I would much prefer him to get a role like that of Matthew Clairmont in the film of the book A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Even though Matthew is a vampire, he is so much more than the stereotypical vampire. He is a complex being who has lived a very long time, in many different guises. Always passionate, always brilliant, always alluring. Matthew is a respected commander, who has led an powerful organization over the centuries.
It’s too bad that Matthew is a vampire, but he is so charismatic and powerful, vulnerable and untouchable, I would love to see Richard Armitage play this role. Okay, I guess it’s six of one, half a dozen of another in relation to Batman. They are both genre roles. Superhero vs. Vampire. I guess I would like to see him play a more romantic character than an action hero.
The Armitage4Clairmont people have made a series of videos hoping to get Warner Brothers to consider Richard Armitage for the role. I think they are brilliant.
Richard Armitage IS Matthew Clairmont.
Videos from youtube.